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US News 'Punish a Muslim' letters investigated by police

02:05  11 march  2018
02:05  11 march  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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Police have been called to investigate a series of hate letters encouraging residents to celebrate “ punish a Muslim day”. The disturbing letters were posted through the doors of properties in Bradford, Leicester, London, Cardiff and Sheffield over the weekend.

Counter-terrorism police in the UK are investigating a possible hate crime after several people received letters calling on them to attack Muslims on April

The Islamaphobic letter incites violence on a points-scoring based system © Getty The Islamaphobic letter incites violence on a points-scoring based system Threatening letters calling for a "Punish a Muslim Day" on 3 April are being investigated by counter-terror police.

Muslims in London, Yorkshire and the Midlands have reported receiving the letter that calls for attacks in a points-scoring system.

The note incites verbal abuse and assaults on Muslims, as well as attacks on mosques.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed it had received six reports related to the letters.

The force said it had a couple of letters that will undergo analysis in an attempt to determine their origin.

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‘ Punish a Muslim ’ letters calling for acts of violence against Muslims in the UK have prompted a police investigation . The letters demand acid attacks, bombings and torture. "They have hurt you, they have made your loved ones suffer.

Counterterrorism police in the UK are investigating a possible hate crime after several people received letters calling on them to attack Muslims on April 3, termed in the leaflet as " punish a Muslim " day.

  'Punish a Muslim' letters investigated by police Tell MAMA, a project that monitors Islamaphobic hate crimes, said a photo of an envelope suggests at least one of the notes was dealt with at a Sheffield sorting office.

Iman Atta, the project's director, said: "This has caused quite a lot of fear within the community. They are asking if they are safe, if their children are safe to play outdoors.

"We have told them to keep calm."

In a statement, the organisation said: "We urge anyone who has received this letter to report to us in confidence or to ring the non-emergency 101 number.

"It is essential that all letters and envelopes are kept and handled minimally to preserve evidence for the police to investigate.

"Incidents like this are rare but we urge vigilance and calm as we remind Muslim communities that our confidential support service is available to assist in this matter."

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Threatening letters calling for a " Punish a Muslim Day" on 3 April are being investigated by counter-terror police . Muslims in London, Yorkshire and the

Letters encouraging recipients to take part in " Punish a Muslim Day" have reportedly been sent to addresses across the country. Ofcourse police will investigate this case with all their force, but the muslim pedo ring going on for 40 years with 1 thousand young girls affected is not a problem.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Counter Terrorism Policing North East are coordinating the investigation at this time and will consider any potential links to existing enquiries.

"Anyone with any concerns about a communication they may have received should contact their local police force."

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said it was not yet clear whether any criminal allegations relating to the letters had been reported in London.

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